[PD] simple looped additions and subtraction renders wrong results

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Oct 22 17:55:46 CEST 2008

Lao Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm still playing around with Miller-Puckette's example patches. I 
> changed one and a repeated addition or subtraction of 0.1 renders 
> numbers with 5 positions behind the comma.
> I wouldn't know why that is so. Any explanation -even short- is 
> appreciated.

i would say this is due to limited precision of floating-point ... 


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